Greek Yogurt Starter

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A reusable heirloom-variety yogurt starter, our Traditional Greek yogurt culture makes a slightly tangy, rich, and decadent homemade yogurt. Use with a yogurt maker or similar appliance.


Contains 2 packets.

Cultures For Health Greek yogurt starter makes a slightly tangy, rich and decadent homemade yogurt. It is easy to make and the culture perpetuates from one batch to the next making it an economical variety to use for homemade yogurt. It is particularly wonderful when made with a mixture of cream and milk. (We recommend one part whipping cream and three parts whole milk.) This yogurt can also be made with just whole milk or even low-fat milk for a less thick yogurt. Greek yogurt can be partially strained to increase the thickness or can be strained further to produce a creamy Mascarpone cheese. If you are looking for something a little milder in flavor, try our Bulgarian yogurt starter.

Our Greek yogurt starter contains live active bacteria. -Lactobacillus bulgaricus
-Streprococcus thermophilus

One packet of Greek yogurt starter culture can be used to make unlimited amounts of homemade yogurt as it can be serial cultured by reserving a small amount of yogurt from the current batch to inoculate the next batch of yogurt. No need to continually buy yogurt starter! With care, our yogurt culture can be used to make homemade yogurt indefinitely. Making yogurt at home is an economical option that generally saves about 50% over buying yogurt at the grocery store.

Our Greek starter culture can be used with goat milk although due to the lower fat content of goat milk, the resulting yogurt may be significantly less thick than yogurt made with whole cow milk.

Full instructions for making yogurt using our Greek starter can be found here and will be shipped with your order. Our instruction sheet also includes instructions for customers wishing to make yogurt with raw milk.

Using alternative milks: Greek yogurt starter may be used with alternative milks (soy, coconut, etc.) but is unlikely to reculture beyond the first few generations. Therefore we strongly recommend keeping a backup dairy-based culture on hand for making yogurt with alternative milks. Greek yogurt starter can be used with goat milk although due to the nature of goat milk, the resulting yogurt may be significantly less thick than yogurt made with whole cow milk. We do not recommend using UHT (ultra-pasteurized) milk when working with any starter culture.

Ingredients: Organic milk, live active bacteria (L. Bulgaricus, S. Thermophilus).

Produced or packaged in a facility that also manufactures products made with wheat, dairy, soy, eggs, nuts, and fish.

Due to recent changes in manufacturing processes, the weight of the item that appears in the photo may differ from the actual weight of the item received.

Shipping Information: Our Greek starter culture is shipped in a barrier-sealed packet as a freeze-dried yogurt culture in a dairy carrier. Please keep it in a cool dry place until you are ready to make your first batch of homemade yogurt. We ship enough yogurt culture to make two batches of yogurt. We recommend that you reserve the second packet of yogurt starter in the refrigerator or freezer to use as a backup.

Detailed culturing instructions will be included with your order and can be found here.

Please Refrigerate Once Received!